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Re: “Mother and child in Little Rock homeless camp

This is a prime example of the people of Arkansas being intentionally blind to the homeless population. I know for a fact that in one town with a population of 13,000 there are 250 homeless kids attending school there. It's the same in most towns. The general population believes the rhetoric that 'if they only look for a job they can find one'. Well, try to pay rent on minimum wage. You can't do it. Politicians have made the comments that people can work two jobs. I have known people trying to work THREE jobs and still living in their cars. If the state does not provide enough affordable housing to people then we're going to have kids in the camps. It's that simple.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 11/02/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “New DHS compliance and integrity unit to investigate beneficiaries for fraud

I would guess that they will find about the same amount of fraud as they would if they tried to find an honest politician. I've had to help several people recently with applications, simply because they were sent a notice in the mail, and by the time they received it, their benefits were canceled.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 09/14/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Perry County representative continues attack on Arkansas Tech

Like Going for the record again, I pass Tech daily, sometimes several times. Tech and Russellville just completed changes on O Street, so that it will be more easily accessible to students in the apartments off campus. Note that these apartments were constructed when housing on campus became unable to hold the students. The cost of this little upgrade of the road was several million bucks, far more than could be accessed from tuition. And that's just one very visible piece of a very large pie. I will add to the comment on year. I'm not from Russellville, but in the '80s I came through here frequently, en route to visiting my in-laws in Franklin county. Tech has exploded since then. Back then, Tech looked like a junior college. Both Tech and Pulaski Tech are no longer junior colleges by any means of the imagination, and if Bentley thinks they are, she just proves that someone could own Acme Brick company and still be three bricks shy a full load.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 08/25/2017 at 10:24 PM

Re: “More Medicaid mess at DHS

Sue, I'm not hitting 'dislike' on your statement, but on the whole mess.

Posted by cherokeeredbird on 03/05/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Human Services says it's eliminated Medicaid application backlog

Funny to me as well. What about the backlog in applications for Long Term Care (LTC)? So far as I know, that backlog would reach to Chicago.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 01/11/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “More Medicaid mess at DHS

Arkansas Times, a follow up story to this is what is also happening in Medicaid Long Term Care. Right now, nursing homes are refusing to admit patients who do not already have LTC. The catch is that you have to be in a nursing home to qualify for LTC, and so 99.99% of the state of Arkansas who is not currently in a nursing home is not enrolled. #Catch22forpeopleinneed

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 05/11/2016 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Sen. Hester threatens game of "hard chicken" to "crash" funding for ARKids, the elderly in nursing homes, and the disabled

Senator Bart Hester (R)
105 Lillard Lane,
Cave Springs, 72718
Phone 479-531-4176

The best defense is an offense, so if this action is offensive to any of you, here's his contact info - LET HIM HAVE IT!!

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 04/11/2016 at 7:03 PM

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